Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
Do you ever get discouraged, downhearted and blue? If you are normal, you have probably felt that way
at one time or another. The Psalmist, felt that way when he wailed,
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why are thou disquieted in me?”
The writer is trying to figure out why he is so discouraged. And he needs to discover the cause because
God cannot use a discouraged worker. The reason God cannot use a discouraged worker is because He
has to work WITH the worker instead of working THROUGH the worker. So, why are Christians cast down?
HEALTH REASONS MAY CAUSE US TO BECOME DISCOURAGED. A lingering illness that nags at us day and night may finally get to us. If that is the case, think of St. Paul who had a lingering illness, he called it a “thorn in the flesh.” He asked God to heal him, but God said “no”. How did Paul overcome the situation? He accepted it as from God and said, I “glory in my infirmities” (II Cor. 12:9). God’s grace enabled Paul to do it, and He will help us to do it as well so that, “the power of Christ may rest upon” us.
KEEN DISAPPOINTMENTS MAY CAUSE US TO BECOME DISCOURAGED. A broken love affair, children who go wrong, troubles in the marriage of the home, sickness, you name it. Look at how terribly disappointed Elijah became, even wanted to die. (I Kings 19:4). Then is the time to look to Jesus who will always give strength and help. (Philippians 4:13).
SHARP INNER CONFLICT MAY CAUSE US TO BECOME DISCOURAGED. St. Paul puts his finger on this problem when he cries out in despair, “O wretched man that I am”! Why? Because when he tried to do good, he did bad, and vice versa. (Romans 7:18-24). But the Apostle did find victory through Jesus Christ. (Romans 7:25). So don’t give up, we all live with the same problem—and the person who says he doesn’t, will lie about other things!
TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD CAUSES US TO BECOME DISCOURAGED. We mean well, we have the highest aspirations and intentions—and someone puts a twist to it making what we meant to be well, something evil. Such actions have taken the heart out of many. Jesus lived His whole life that way. The Pharisees hated Him, would not give up until they killed him, because they totally missed the real intention of Jesus bringing them salvation. To be misunderstood can be a very trying time in the life of a believer. (Matt. 5:43-48).
THE PSALMIST FOUND THE ANSWER TO DISCOURAGEMENT. Listen to the writer sing in praise when he found the way out of the dol-drums, “HOPE THOU IN GOD”. (Psalm 42:5). LOOK THOU TO GOD! Don’t look at those around you, but look to God. When Peter looked at the problems around him, he began to sink, but when He had his eye on Jesus, he walked on the water! Are you lonely today, “Look thou to God” for He has promised, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13:5). Are you fretting over the turn of events in your life, rest on the promise of God, “We KNOW that all things work out for good to those who love the Lord.” (Rom. 8:28). Are you worried about the same future? Hope thou in God for He has promised those who trust in Him, “lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matt. 28:20).
If you want others to get this message of hope, many of them in despair, then pray hard and give as best you
can. We cannot carry on this ministry without you, and you cannot do it without us—so we are a TEAM!
We are in this together for the glory of God—knowing that will also lift spirits to a higher level. We’ll talk
about it when we get to heaven.
God bless you. I’ll be watching for you—teammate!
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
When I was a small child like 5, I had a friend, Sarah and her brother on the school bus ask me, do you want to pray and one day I said yes. We bowed our heads and prayed. I remember crying with tears of joy. All I know I said out loud thank you for whatever you did. By the time I got home, I went running in my house and told my mom saying I was saved. My mother was worried I was too young. She told me no, I wasn’t saved and it caused me confusion. So I ask Jesus over and over again to save me. But listening to you has helped me to have peace about my salvation all because of Jesus. He is worthy. Thank you Jesus for saving a sinner and making me a new creation. God bless you all!
My daughter, who is 7 years old, has been watching the broadcast on Sundays and this morning 1-5-20, she opened her heart and accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and is willing to live life by the Word of Jesus Christ.
My husband and I have been watching you for three years. Please send me the New Song. I prayed and asked Jesus in my heart on November 19, 2019.
EDGEMONT, SOUTH DAKOTA
Greetings to you. I live near Durban (about 150 miles south) in a little town on the East coast of the Indian Ocean called Anerley/Southport. I am a pastor and I am trying to minister to folk as best I can. Thank you ever so much for the Christian Worship Hour. I thought you had forgotten me. Thanks for the lovely thoughts expressed in your paper. God bless you as your minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.
ANERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA
Dear Pastor Salem. Greetings from the UK. Thank you for the Word of God you share with us on Telly. Just to say we love and appreciate you. Warm regards.
Thank you for helping me save myself from the devil. Without your help showing me the way. I would still be a sinner. But the Christian Worship Hour kept calling back every Sunday morning. I thank God for all of you every night. I thank you for helping this sinner whose coat was black until Christian Worship Hour helped me turn black into the underneath color of lamb’s wool. With all my love. A sinner who all of the Christian Worship Hour helped change and SAVED.
DES MOINES, IOWA
My wife and I have been watching your program since November. We were going through the TV channels one morning trying to find a good Christian program. We found it and we have watched you every week since. Thank you for preaching Jesus so clearly and down to earth anyone can understand. I’m a Vietnam veteran and my wife is from Vietnam so could you please pray for the persecuted Christians in Vietnam. Could you please send us a copy of “Heart of a Shepherd”? Thank you.
Thank you for your services on Sunday. Being disabled, I enjoy the fellowship! God bless all to spread the gospel!
BAREFOOT BEACH, FLORIDA
Your book of 16 sermons, we are about ½ way through. We read it before we go to bed. It is a blessing! It makes us think about what is important in life! With all the negative going on, this is a GOOD wakeup call! Thank you for GOD’S WORDS and giving it to us in simple language and with HEART. God bless your staff at Christian Worship Hour!
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
(For the month of March 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ANGELO JOSE LORENZO A. TALAY, by ALOHA ALONZO, Portland, OR, $10
ARLAND BRUSVEN, by LAVAINE DAVIDS, St. Cloud, MN, $25
AUNT DENA THOMPSON, by ALEAH HAUGEN, Waseca, MN, $10
BASIL LARSON, by his sister-in-law & brother- in-law, JOCIE & ROGER RICHARDSON, Pavilion, WY, $200
BASIL LARSON, my husband, by LEAH LARSON, Mound City, SD, $100
BEVERLEE ANN STARRY, by DONALD STARRY, Austin, MN, $100
BEVERLY SONKSEN, by her aunt & cousin, ETHEL DIERCKS & JANET HOLMES, Lawrens, IA, $50
BOB & DAWN STOCKWELL, by CURTISS STOCKWELL, Garretson, SD, $50
CAROL REMPFER, by JIM REMPFER, Winside, NE, $20
CHAD WEBER, by H.F. JACOBS & SON CONSTRUCTION, Aberdeen, SD, $200
CHARITY JAMERSON, by KEVIN JAMERSON, McLaughlin, SD, $25
CHERYL, by DALLAS GREENWOOD, Colorado Springs, CO, $20
CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by GLADYS DAHLSAD, Moorhead, MN, $100
CLAYTON B. LEE, my dear dad, by JESSE LEE, Pierre, SD, $200
DALE CUTLER, by GARRY BLATZHEIM, Shakopee, MN, $50
DALE WOOKEY, my husband, by JOY WOOKEY, Clark, SD, $87
DENNIS BEITELSPACHER, my husband, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $20
DON OCHSNER, by H.F. JACOBS & SON CONSTRUCTION, Aberdeen, SD, $100
DOROTHY, my beautiful Christian mother, by her daughter, JANICE SACK, Great Falls, MT, $100
EDWARD EINSPAHR, by JOHN WULF, Pierre, SD, $100
ELEANOR SCHUCK, by LINDA & RICK BOEDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
ELOISE SIK, by ED & DEANA ANDERSON, Alexandria, MN, $15
EUGENE JUNKERT, my husband, by ELDORA JUNKERT, Eureka, SD, $20
FAMILY MEMBERS, by MARY FERRERO, Palm Bay, FL, $10
FLOYD FAULKNER, my husband, and WILSON & ERMA GLOYD, my parents, by WILMA FAULKNER, Spencer, IA, $100
FRANK FERRIN, by CAROL & LAUREL MALMSTROM, Henning, MN, $25
FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, Fertile, MN, $20
GAIL JOHNSON, my wife, by KENNETH JOHNSON, Deer Park, WI, $50
GENEVA & BERNARD HAUCK, by DAVE HAUCK, Sioux Falls, SD, $5
GLEN LYSNE, by DENNIS & ADELE SMITH, Tower City, ND, $20
GLEN, JUDY & STEVE, by BETTY MELOW, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
GUY R. TALLEY, my brother, by SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $200
GWEN LENZ, my wife, by EARL LENZ, St. Cloud, MN, $100
IRENE MAE JOHNSON, 99-years old, Minneota, MN, $25
JACK BRUNSON, my husband, by CINDY BRUNSON, Edgemont, SD, $100
JAMES MELIUS, my husband, by ELLEN MELIUS, Faulkton, SD, $50
JAMES R. “JIM” CAREY, our friend, by VONDA TAYLOR & JANETTE MCCAFFERTY, Ozark, MO, $25
JAMES TOSTRUP, my husband, by RUTH TOSTRUP, Thief River Falls, MN, $100
JANE & GEORGE A. MILLER, SR., my mother & father, by LAURIE & GEORGE A. MILLER, JR., Orange City, FL, $150
JAY GUNTHER, by BEV WEIDE, Aberdeen, SD, $20
JESSE RIDL, by his mom, JANE HUMBLE, Grand Forks, ND, $500
JOHN & DELLA LARSON, my grandparents, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
JOHN S. VALEN, by STEN VALEN, Etne, Hordaland, Norway, $250
KRISTA, our daughter, by TERRY & CAROL RUST, Alexandria, MN, $130
LANCELOT & EVELYN KRUEGER, by SHARON JACOBSON, Detroit Lakes, MN, $25
LINDA JOHANSEN, our mother, by CHRIS & STACY JOHANSEN, Canby, MN, $50
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LLOYD SWITZER, by MARLENE SWITZER, Ottawa, KS, $25
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $75
LOUVAIN (SONNY) JOHNSON, by HARRIS & CHARLOTTE UELAND, Marshall, MN, $10
LOVED ONES, by NILES & PATRICIA SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
LOVED ONES, by ROSE ANDERSEN, Pierre, SD, $50
MARGARET HEULSMAN, our mother, by HER FAMILY, Foxhome, MN, $100
MARILYN DOWDEY, my sister, by KEN & CHARLENE JANSSEN, Hawarden, IA, $50
MEL WEIDE, my husband, by BEV WEIDE, Aberdeen, SD, $100
MERRILL SCHNEIDERMAN and my daughter, CHRISTY, by GLORIA SCHNEIDERMAN, Lennox, SD, $25
MERTON MARSHALL, by GOOD FRIENDS, NE, $40
MIKE HAYWORTH, by JUDITH HAYWORTH, Sheridan, WY, $30
My 108-year-old DADDY, by GLORIA GAZZIER, Mobile, AL, $200
My 3 BROTHERS & 1 NIECE, by LOUISE BAKER, Valrico, FL, $50
My DADDY, by GLORIA GAZZIER, Mobile, AL, $200
My daughter, ANGELA SIP, by DARWIN SIP, Canistota, SD, $200
My LOVED ONES, by CLAUDIA GARDNER, Tucson, AZ, $100
My son, MICHAEL DEAN RIGNEY, by his father, JERRY DEAN RIGNEY, Indianapolis, IN, $20
MYRTICE SENSKE and RONALD OVEN, by DOROTHY SENSKE, Winthrop, MN, $20
OPAL D. GARRETT, my mother, by PHYLLIS WHITE, Kansas City, KS, $1,000
PEGGY BROWN, by ELIZABETH GRUNDEN, Wichita, KS, $5
PHYLLIS LEUNING, by BEATTA & JODI SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
PHYLLIS STIEGELMEIER, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
RALPH DYBDAHL, by MAVIS BAKKEN, Volga, SD, $10
RUBY PETERSON, by KENNETH PETERSON, Cheyenne, WY, $100
S.T. CARKEEK, my hubby, by BEVERLY BILYEU-CARKEEK, Ballantine, MT, $300
SANDY THROOP, my wife, by CARL THROOP, Wichita, KS, $25
SHIRLEY E. KASEMAN, my mother, by JASON KASEMAN, Hickson, ND, $40
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED THOMPSON, by JUDITH THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
TERESA, our dear daughter, by LAMOYLE AMAN, Aberdeen, SD, $50
THAD JACKSON, by DENNIS & ARLYS JORENBY, Brookings, SD, $25
The PRIEBE FAMILY, by WENDY ENVIK, Moorhead, MN, $50
TOM & GRACE NEWBAUER, by LAURA FREDERICK, Williston, ND, $250
UNBORN BABIES, by SUSAN SCHEEL, Fargo, ND, $200
VIV, the love of my life, by JOHN MOBERG, Richfield, MN, $50
WAYNE CUTLER, by GARRY BLATZHEIM, Shakopee, MN, $50
WILLIAM DAVIS, my dad, by KIRK DAVIS, Kansas City, MO, $2,500
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $40
(Any Memorials after 02/12/2020 will be listed in the April New Song)
(For the month of March 2020)
In Honor of…
All the wonderful MEDICAL PERSONNEL who took care of me in my sickness, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
BERNIECE SPINELLI, a good & faithful servant for Jesus, by DAVID SPINELLI, Aurelia, IA, $40
CAROL JOY ANDERSEN, my faithful mother, by BARRY ANDERSEN, Ada, MN, $25
DOUGLAS & NORMA SWENSON, celebrating their 67th Anniversary, Lake Park, MN, $30
GOD, by ROBIN EICHENBERG, Cedar, MI, $50
GREGORY PAUL IDEN, my brother, battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, by MICHELLE ROWE, Edina, MN, $25
ISAAC, my son and SCOTTIE, my best friend by EVE BROWNE, Portland, OR, $10
JESUS, for allowing my wife & I to observe our 70th Wedding Anniversary, by KEN & LORIS BUNGER, Albany, MN, $100
JORDAN UERENA-MURO, my grandson, celebrating his 28th Birthday, by GRANNAVIOLET PEARSON, Rush City, MN, $25
JUANITA EDWARDS, by BELINDA EDWARDS, Myrtle Beach, SC, $60
KARI & BRYAN, my children, by WENDY ENVIK, Moorhead, MN, $50
KOTY & HELEN KOTVAS, my parents, by BOB KOTVAS, Cape Coral, FL, $25
LAVERNE MILLER, celebrating her 100th Birthday, by DEL ANDERNACHT, Davis, SD, $100
LUKE JACKSON O’BRIEN ROSIER, by MARY O’BRIEN, North Chesterfield, VA, $25
My SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
NATHAN WEIDENDORF, celebrating his Birthday, by STEVEN LINDGREN, Zimmerman, MN, $60
OUR FAMILY, by LEE RAY & ERMA STEVENS, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by DALE & NANCY ANDERSON, Lisbon, ND, $60
PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY WILSON, Polson, MT, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by RICHARD E. INGALLS, El Dorado, KD, $112
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, by MICHAEL & ADA JONNASSEN, Casper, WY, $441
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, by STEVE & SHARON CHWIALKOWSKI, Strandquist, MN, $50
RANAE J BULTMAN, my sister, by BEV BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $115
TAYLOR & MATTIE, our grandchildren, celebrating their Birthdays, by DENNIS TAFF, Van Buren, AR, $30
(Any Dedications after 02/12/2020 will be listed in the April New Song)
MARCH 60 MINUTE SERMONS
MARCH 01 “THE VALUE OF THE SOUL” MARK 8:34-38
MARCH 08 “ANGELS: GOD’S SECRET AGENTS” 1 KING 18:36-39
MARCH 15 “DEMONS: SATAN’S SECRET AGENTS” EPHESIANS 6:10-12
MARCH 22 “THE MIND OF CHRIST” PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11
MARCH 29 “THE PASSOVER FEAST” PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11
MARCH 30 MINUTE SERMONS
MARCH 01 “THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER” MATTHEW 23:1-23
MARCH 08 “WHY WAS I EVER BORN?” PSALM 16:1-11
MARCH 15 “TO THOSE WHO WANT TO GROW” EPHESIANS 2:1-10
MARCH 22 “CHRIST’S POVERTY: MY RICHES!” II COR. 8:7-15
MARCH 29 “THE STORY OF THREE CROSSES” LUKE 23:32-45
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